About mark

Mark has over 25 years experience mentoring and leading leaders down a path of empowerment and connection. He is a skilled facilitator, designer of connection experiences and an engineer of culture.  Mark co-founded four companies, designed/led over a 1000 multi-day events and has traveled internationally mentoring leaders in a variety of settings.  His work has touched the lives of tens of thousands of individuals and leaders worldwide.

This didn’t just change my day, it changed my company
— Top 100 Apple executive

Mark's four primary offerings are described below:

They include Mentoring, Offsite Events, Consulting, and Keynote Presentations.

1) Mentoring:

Core Routines of Connected Leadership:

  • Gratitude
  • Art of questioning
  • Deep listening
  • Lessons from the day

1-on-1 On the Phone:

  • Weekly calls  ( 1/2 hr. or 1 hr. )


  • 4 calls per series on connection   

1-on-1 Executive Coaching:

  • In-depth mentoring for the organizational leader on relationship awareness, social ecology and connection competency.

Example call series:

“Designing Connective Events” - This 4­-part call series covers the basics of designing events that increase connectivity, trust and relationship in a company setting.

  • Creating context for learning
  • The How and Why of a meaningful company event
  • Essential protocols for relationship connection
  • 3 key aspects to empowered group facilitator training

2) Offsite Events:

Introduction to Connected Leader workshop

  • 1/2 day, full day
  • Engage in principles, models and exercises

Example workshop:
“At the Crossroads: Strong culture design and company survival”

Return to Purpose leader intensive

  • Three day intensive
  • Small group
  • High challenge, high reward
  • Remote location in a natural setting

Department or Company offsites

  • Annual Retreat 4-5 days
  • Quarterly upgrade 2-3 days
  • Deep, dynamic, engaging experiential learning courses – as dynamic as the workplace, fostering connection, health and purpose.

3) Consulting:

Organizational design based on principles from nature

  • Principle of self organization
  • Principle of Bio-mimicry
  • Compass Rose Archetype Model

Offsite retreat design consulting

  • Consulting on event design, connected leadership, cultural facilitation
  • Onsite small group facilitator training
  • Keynote speaking
  • Human and Nature Connection activities
  • Meaningful design elements
  • Provide behind the scenes on-site mentoring
  • Provide support staff to energize the event and facilitate small groups
  • Customized engagements

4) Keynote / Presentation:

  • Why 80% of employees are not engaged at work
  • Ways to Reinvent Organizations that operate more like (and with) Nature
  • At the Crossroads: Strong culture design and company survival
  • Living a Double Life: Integrating Health, Happiness and Relationships at Work